Last Time We Met: West Perth and Claremont

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM



WEST PERTH 10.9 (69) lost to SUBIACO 13.13 (91)

All five matches of Round 12 took place on a Saturday afternoon and it involved some significant results as positions inside the top five shuffled around with the battle to reach the finals heating up.

Subiaco came into the match with West Perth on the back of some good form, with West Perth hoping to bring their best against the Lions, however, the Lions proved too strong in the end, in the first Grand Final rematch of 2019.

West Perth started the season with four straight losses coming off last year's Grand Final appearance, but the Falcons had been in good form since round six winning five of their last six matches entering their home clash with Subiaco at HBF Arena.

While Subiaco lost its first match since the 2017 Grand Final back in Round six against South Fremantle, the Lions had won nine of 10 matches in the season to date, so it was going to be a tough challenge for the Falcons to topple them.

Subiaco had also won eight straight matches against West Perth with the last of those being last year's Grand Final triumph at Optus Stadium.

At the game, the Lions started strongly at HBF Arena, kicking two goals to one in the first term to lead by seven points at quarter-time.

Both teams then enjoyed a more open contest in the second quarter combining for eight goals by kicking four goals apiece with Subiaco maintaining an eight-point margin at the main break.

The Lions narrowly extended their advantage in the third quarter kicking three goals to two, resulting in Subiaco's lead extending to 18 points by three-quarter-time.

Subiaco then outscore the Falcons again in the last quarter, seeing the Lions run out 13.13 (91) to 10.9 (69) winners.

It was a ninth consecutive win for Subiaco against West Perth and was a fifth straight victory for the Lions this season as they improved to a 10-1 record and two games clear on top of the ladder.

West Perth slipped out of the top five as a result of the loss.

Ryan Borchet continued his emergence as Subiaco's new spearhead kicking another four goals from 15 possessions and five marks. Rhys Waters and Jack Beverley both kicked two goals each too.

Lachlan Delahunty continued his stunning form as the most versatile big man in the competition amassing another 30 possessions, six marks, 23 hit outs and two goals.

Former skipper Kyal Horsley was outstanding too with 29 disposals, seven tackles and two goals.

Greg Clark collected 23 possessions for Subiaco, Max Walters 20, Ben Newton 19, Clancy Wheeler 19, Rowen Powell 18 and Simon Moore 17 to go with seven tackles and six marks.




SUBIACO 8.6 (54) defeated CLAREMONT 0.4 (4)

It was a top-of-the-table clash in the WAFLW competition at Leederville Oval but by the end of the day, it was Subiaco who had stamped itself as the team to beat in 2019 with a 50-point victory against Claremont.

Subiaco and Claremont both came into the contest at 3-1, so the stage was set for a tremendous Round 6 battle.

The Lions opened their season with wins against Swan Districts and East Fremantle before then losing the first meeting with the Tigers for 2019 in Round 4 at Claremont Oval by four points.

Subiaco then responded with a 51-point win against Peel but the Lions came into Sunday's clash looking for a measure of revenge on the Tigers for that earlier defeat.

It was a tight opening with just the three scoring shots combined between the two teams in the opening quarter with Subiaco managing the only goal to take a six-point lead into quarter-time.

Subiaco then opened up a game-winning advantage by half-time having kicked three goals in the second quarter to just two behinds from Claremont to see the Lions take a 24-point lead by the main break.

It was just a behind apiece in the third quarter before Subiaco dominated the last term with four goals to no score from Claremont as the Tigers went on to win 8.6 (54) to 0.4 (4).

Tarnee Tester kicked another three goals for Subiaco to remain the best forward so far this season in the WAFLW competition.

McKenzie Dowrick also kicked two goals for the Lions with Lara Filocamo, Beatrice Devlyn and Danika Pisconeri adding one apiece.

Kristen Jayasuriya, Leah Mascall and Lindal Rohde were also impressive performers in the big win for Subiaco.